Posts Categorized: Tech Teams

Greetings from NorCal!

https://beeinformed.org/2013/09/09/greetings-from-norcal/

Hi everyone! I am the newest member of the Northern California Tech Transfer Team, and I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and say I’m very excited to be part of the Bee Informed Partnership! I’ve only been here in the Chico/Oroville area for a couple weeks but have already learned a lot from being…

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South Florida Bee College

https://beeinformed.org/2013/08/27/south-florida-bee-college/

Hi everybody, My name is Liana Teigen and I recently joined BIP to be a part of the FL/GA tech team. I am based out of the Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab (HBREL) at the University of Florida in Gainesville where I’ve had the pleasure to work with Jamie Ellis for the past several…

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Spring Sampling in Northern California 2013

https://beeinformed.org/2013/02/22/spring-sampling-in-northern-california-2013/

Sampling large numbers of beekeepers takes considerable behind-the-scenes planning and work and this aspect of the project usually goes unseen and is underappreciated. I want to shed some light on what we all do to prepare for a hectic and fast-paced sampling season. Our spring sampling kits arrived from the east coast in several boxes….

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How are your bees?

https://beeinformed.org/2013/02/11/how-are-your-bees/

Most of the commercial beekeepers in the Midwest move their colonies to southern locations for the winter, primarily to California for the pollination of almonds. I get to go where the bees go.  I spent the last couple of weeks sampling beekeeper sin the San Joaquin valley in California. Beekeepers from across the nation truck…

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Flora at Joshua Tree National Park

https://beeinformed.org/2013/01/05/flora-at-joshua-tree-national-park/

Some of my favorite memories of the great outdoors in 2012 include sunny days spent in Joshua Tree National Park last November. Having never been, I was amazed at the diversity of plants to be seen. Situated in both the Mojave and Colorado Deserts, the park has a multitude of cacti and shrubs as well…

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Spring Sampling Season

https://beeinformed.org/2012/03/05/sampling-season/

Our spring sampling season is almost finished (in Northern CA, spring starts in January – coming from the Midwest, I initially found that very confusing) . It has been a marathon to try and get all the bees sampled before the queen breeding season starts. We’ve been sampling colonies for Varroa, Nosema, viruses, and hygienic…

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Testing for Hygienic Behavior

https://beeinformed.org/2012/01/31/testing-for-hygienic-behavior/

Last Thursday we started with our first two days of breeder sampling at Pendell-Apiaries in Stonyford, CA. Breeder sampling includes colony assessments, hygienic, Varroa, Nosema, and virus testing. Katie did a tremendous job in the field explaining and guiding the team through the tasks that needed to be completed during the two days we spent…

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The Promised Land

https://beeinformed.org/2011/10/05/the-promised-land/

This past week has been incredibly busy. We just started our major sampling for beekeepers – collecting about 100 samples in alcohol for Nosema and Varroa and recording information for each of the 100 sampled colonies like frames of bees, queen status, colony weight, temperament, bee color, and any diseases. The goal is to help…

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